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Dust and Other Stories

by T'aejun Yi & Janet Poole

Yi T’aejun was one of twentieth-century Korea’s true masters of the short story—and a man who in 1946 stunned his contemporaries by moving to the Soviet-occupied northern zone of his country. In South...


North Station

by Suah Bae & Deborah Smith

A writer struggles with the death of her mentor; an experimental play goes awry; time freezes for two lovers on a platform, waiting for the train that will take one of them away. In these seven stories Bae demonstrates...


The Impossible Fairy Tale

by Han Yujoo

A chilling, wildly original novel from a major new voice from South Korea

The Impossible Fairy Tale is the story of two unexceptional grade-school girls. Mia is “lucky”—she is spoiled by her mother and,...


Recitation

by Suah Bae & Deborah Smith

A mysterious actress turned wanderer shares her story with a nameless emigrant "chorus" in this novel exploring memory and personhood


A Greater Music

by Suah Bae & Deborah Smith

Near the beginning of A Greater Music, the narrator, a young Korean writer, falls into an icy river in the Berlin suburbs, where she’s been housesitting for her on-off boyfriend Joachim. This sets into motion...


Vaseline Buddha

by Jung Young Moon & Jung Yewon

A tour-de-force in automatic writing from South Korea's eccentric, award-winning contemporary master delves into subconscious worlds blending reality and imagination.


Shelter

by Jung Yun

"Shelter is domestic drama at its best, a gripping narrative of secrets and revelations that seized me from beginning to end."Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize-Winning author of The Sympathizer

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